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New rules for virtual signing and the winding down of remote signings of wills and powers of attorney

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As Ontario continues to respond to COVID-19, the temporary provisions permitting the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney are being wound down. However, the government has introduced new legislation and related regulations to permit the virtual commissioning of oaths or declarations. Remote Virtual Signing of Wills and Powers of Attorney The Reopening Ontario… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate, Law Practice Management

Lenders accepting wire payments to discharge mortgages.

The practice of delivering certified cheques or bank drafts to lenders to pay off mortgages has been made more difficult with the restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. The real estate bar has been asking financial institutions to permit them to pay off client’s mortgages using wire payments in residential purchase and sale transactions. It… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Technology

Understanding e-signatures

In an increasingly digitized world – which has been even more rapidly implemented and embraced due to the Covid-19 crisis, calls for moving legal documents towards “e-signing” have become a roar. The pace at which the industry has responded has been staggering. We’ve seen the adoption of virtual commissioning and notarization and virtual witnessing of… Read More »

Categories: Technology

Now available as a free download – Jordan Furlong’s Law Is a Buyer’s Market: Building A Client-First Law Firm

Jordan Furlong has now made his book available as a free PDF download. Law firms are experiencing a wrenching period of upheaval. Economic crises, technology explosions, and a regulatory revolution have spawned a wave of innovative competitors. Newly empowered clients have adopted aggressive buying behaviours and begun dictating the terms of their relationships to law… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

The dangers of renting out your signature as a virtual witness on a will or POA

The virtual execution of wills and powers of attorney has suddenly become a big topic for Ontario lawyers, even those practising outside the wills and estates bar. The April 7, 2020 (amended April 22) emergency Order in Council now permits, on a temporary basis, the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney in Ontario…. Read More »

Categories: Wills & Estates, Technology

Work from home technology tips

The rapid shift from office settings to working from home can feel daunting. You might feel as though you need to build everything immediately. But you don’t have to buy a bunch of expensive new technologies all at once. Consider your immediate practice needs, the needs of your staff, and the needs of your clients…. Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

Technology Products for Lawyers and Law Firms

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Technology can help lawyers practice more effectively and efficiently. We have created this list of programs, services and apps that can assist with law office tasks, functions, and even help lawyers provide legal advice to clients. You’ll find programs listed here to assist with calendaring, document signing, note taking, social media, video conferencing and much… Read More »

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